Where to eat and drink around Las Vegas this week
By Melinda Sheckells
(Editor’s Note: Tasty Tuesday airs on KTNV Channel 13 on Tuesdays at 11:20 a.m.)
On this week’s Tasty Tuesday, DTLV is getting a new restaurant, sip some Mezcal that will transport you straight to Cabo and Sahara Las Vegas showcases its classic spirits program.
Corner Bar Management’s First Concept Centered on Elevated Cuisine comes to Fergusons Downtown Motel with boutique restaurant and bar, Peyote, opening in early September.
Peyote will have distinctive brunch and dinner dishes, creative cocktails and funky, laid-back décor and a cactus and succulent garden
Kim Owens and Chef Justin Kingsley Hall, who are behind community-oriented restaurant, Main St. Provisions, located in Las Vegas’ Arts District, and Jolene Mannina, widely recognized as Las Vegas’ culinary events maven as the founder of both Secret Burger and Vegas Test Kitchen, as managing partner running the front of house.
Max Solano, most recently head of whisky education and a new brand partnership acquisition analyst for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada, completes the team as the beverage and cocktail program consultant for Peyote.
Must-try appetizers to taste are their heirloom tomato summer squash tart; mini shrimp toast topped with wild smoked salmon roe.; the American country ham on toast served with tangy pickled mustard seed, carrot aioli and wild arugula topped with red eye gravy; and more.
Savory main dishes include Carolina Gold rice risotto with grilled corn, sunflower seeds, leeks and almond milk. Sink your teeth in their heritage pig sandwich with grilled pork belly, grass-fed butter, radish, plum mustard, rouge creamery cheese and red pepper pickles. The Santa Maria vintage tri-tip grilled on oak served with grilled baby gem, corn salad, pickles, chili preserved radish, butterball potatoes is another bite you won’t want to miss.
Munch on brunch from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.
Peyote will be open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from noon to 2 a.m. on Fridays through Sundays.
What started as a nice amenity for guests at the award-winning boutique Acre Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico has quickly turned into a growing brand that transcends borders.
Originally inspired by the grounded, natural beauty of the Cabo resort, the Acre Mezcal brand captures the same Mexican authenticity, spiritual connection to nature and appreciation for life that the property evokes.
Acre Mezcal sources the best small-batch Mezcaleros, who for generations have been sustainably perfecting their craft throughout the most rural and beautiful regions of Mexico.
Since launching in the US in 2020, the brand, which has a portfolio of four varietals, won recognition from the industry with four awards at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, as well as a 95 rating from Industry expert Anthony Dias Blue in Tasting Panel Magazine – the highest such ranking awarded by them to any Mezcal brand.
With a backbar and cocktail menu that focuses solely on aged spirits, The Tangier located inside SAHARA Las Vegas is an oasis for fans of brown spirits.
The staggering global selection of more than 200 brown spirits spans across five continents, 20 countries and 20 U.S. states.
The Tangier houses some of the most famous and rare American whiskeys including selections from the Van Winkle line, Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel bourbon, George T. Stagg, and W.L. Weller.
From the Spirit of Hven out of Sweden, the smallest pot-still distillery in the world, to a range of Japanese whiskeys from the Hibiki Japanese Harmony to the Yamazaki 18 Year Old single malt whiskey, there is something for all palates.
The Tangier is open from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. For more info, visit saharalasvegas.com.
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